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So. Calif. Schools Receive $14,500 From KID HEALTHY -- Steps To Healthy Living Campaign!
Date:6/30/2008

- Schools Receive Grants as 4th & 5th Graders 'Walked the Walk and Talked

the Talk' in Sixth Annual Childhood Obesity Campaign - Campaign Addresses Future Health Risks in State Where More Than 1-in-3

Children Are Obese

ORANGE, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixteen elementary schools from San Diego to Ventura counties have received grants of up to $1,000.00 in recognition of their successful participation in the Sixth Annual KID HEALTHY -- Steps for Healthy Living campaign, a voluntary program designed to reduce the risk of childhood obesity. The 2008 KID HEALTHY campaign, which was presented by Kaiser Permanente Southern California and ABC7 Los Angeles, reached an estimated 85,000 students, parents and teachers with its positive messages about exercise, nutrition and making healthier choices.

The $14,500 grant program was sponsored by the Dairy Council of California and CVS/pharmacy. Awards were given in at $1,000 and $500 levels based on the school's successful participation in KID HEALTHY. Schools received their awards June 16 - 30 following the campaign that ran in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and San Diego counties last March-April.

Awards were given based on the percentage of 4th and 5th grade students who participated in the program at participating schools. Other factors included the number of students who increased daily physical activity, ate more servings of fruits and vegetables and successfully completed the campaign's curriculum.

The 16 winning schools included:

Los Angeles County - San Antonio Elementary of Huntington Park; Cesar Chavez

Elementary of Los Angeles; Starr King Elementary of Long Beach. -- $1000 each

Orange County - Violette Elementary of Garden Grove; Lincoln Elementary of Santa Ana. -- $1,000 each

San Bernardino County - Davidson Elementary of San Bernardino; Rio Vista Elementary of San Bernar
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SOURCE KID HEALTHY -- Steps to Healthy Living
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